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On-Demand Manufacturing with UNMADE

Hal Watts is one of the co-founders of UNMADE, and speaks to us this week about on-demand manufacturing. Incredibly, they are able to get from factory to consumer in days, cutting industry norms by over a year in some cases. How? Listen to find out. Hosted by David Wilcox.


Manufacturing is the New Marketing

Nicoline van Enter from the Footwearists details the many innovative technologies running through the footwear industry today and how to apply them to your business successfully. An intriguing mix of collaboration, continued development and a sharp focus on the manufacturing process give rise to a better informed design team; a streamlined manufacturing process; a huge increase in sustainability efforts and real stories for your marketing department to relay to engaged consumers. Hosted by...


Going Digital at an SME

Florian Reusch, the Chief Digital Officer at Drykorn, joins the podcast to give more detail on their digital transformation journey. It is testament to their commitment to "Going Digital by 2021" that Florian has been put in place to execute this plan. On the show, we discuss what it really means to 'go digital' ; how you measure progress ; and the importance of communication and agility during this complicated but rewarding process. Hosted by David Wilcox


Meet Global Regulatory Standards with Amber Road

Gary Barraco, Director of Global Product Marketing with Amber Road, joins the show during the PI Apparel conference in New York to talk about how to make sure your innovative products get across the border by passing the ever-changing regulatory standards set by each import destination. They have a global team of over 180 experts who assist their customers with the most up-to-date information. Hosted by David Wilcox


Crocs - Investing in Innovation

Stefano Ferniani, Senior Director of Innovation, joins the show to discuss how Crocs manage their innovation strategy across the product range and their business processes. We cover quite a lot, including how more willing people are to share when their ideas are protected; how to inspire your entire workforce to build positive engagement from the beginning; and how to reward the ideas that your team come up with. Hosted by David Wilcox.


3D Design at Adidas

This week we had the pleasure of speaking with with Lotta Jurica, Design Director at adidas. Lotta was fundamental to the implementation and success of 3D, even having 3rd party software named after her! We discuss the detail in their 3D journey ; how challenging it can be to create standardized ways of working at this giant of a company ; and how to leverage the fantastic talent working there. Hosted by David Wilcox.


Virtually Trying On Lingerie at Van de Velde

In this week's episode, we speak with Lien Van de Velde who heads up innovation at the women's lingerie and swimwear company, Van de Velde. Famous for having a brilliant in-store experience, they have combined AR with digital twins of their bras to create a virtual try-on for their customers. This is unique to lingerie and we discuss the detail in bringing about such a big change to their business and the wider industry. Hosted by David Wilcox.


Improving Supply Chain at Zalando

Jan Wilmking and Christian Baier are two of the Managing Directors at Z Labels / Zalando. As a 10 year old company, they are still relatively fresh faced in the market, but have experienced huge transformations throughout the company in recent times. We discuss the detail in their various digital journeys, what rewards are on offer, and how to find the right balance between data driven and gut driven decisions. Hosted by David Wilcox.


Targeting Customers Without Being Creepy with Craig Crawford

It's always fun chatting to Craig Crawford. His natural charisma is infectious, but he's also incredibly knowledgeable on a vast range of topics concerning apparel and retail. This week, we spoke about location based marketing, chat bots, ai, machine learning, and even squeezed in a few words about men wearing dresses. Why the hell not? Hosted by David Wilcox.


Invention and Usefulness at an Innovation Consultancy

Sean Lane and Tim Devlin join us this week to discuss the much-used term 'innovation'. As two guys that have gone from working with apparel and footwear brands such as Nike and Columbia Sportswear, they have been involved in their fair share of innovation projects. Now working for Kaylpso as innovation consultants, they share some key insights as to what is required, when it's required and how to go about your innovation journey. Hosted by David Wilcox.


"What can 3D do for you?" with Gail Beban

Gail Beban joins Fashion MADE for an in-depth discussion around the various ways 3D can help a company, placing great importance on the fact that companies must always focus on what they want 3D technology to do for them. She has been developing and implementing lean methodologies in apparel and footwear companies, most notably at a rather large sportswear manufacturer, so she knows what she's talking about. Hosted by David Wilcox.


Turning Product into Brand with Soon Yu, author of Iconic Advantage

We sat down with Soon Yu to dissect what it really takes to create an iconic brand. Rest assured, this doesn't have to mean global domination like Nike or Apple, we can all apply this strategy to our current product range, not to mention in our personal lives as well.


Mixed Reality: Bridging The Unreal with Matthew Drinkwater, London College of Fashion

In his role as Head of the Innovation Agency at LCF, Matthew has the mandate of managing the experimentation and development of new ideas and advanced technologies within the fashion world. In this week's episode, we discuss some of the exciting applications of mixed reality and virtualisation technology that he has been involved with. A very informative discussion, hosted by David Wilcox.


3D Printing's Bioplastic Utopia with Sylvia Heisel

In this week's episode, we catch up with Sylvia Heisel who runs a consultancy on 3D printing within fashion and apparel. On the agenda is how the apparel industry can utilise additive manufacturing to complement the other advanced technologies emerging within the industry, like sewbots and AI. Also, how people will use 3D printing once the machinery has evolved and how bioplastics will counteract the environmental damage of fast fashion. Hosted by David Wilcox.


Diversify your Business Model for a Better Planet - with Anderson Lee

A deep discussion on sustainability with Anderson Lee, Board Member at Sustainable Apparel Coalition. We cover how fashion can stop the fast route to becoming the no.1 polluting industry globally, as oil & gas move towards more renewable energy, highlighting how changing business models make a difference on the planet today. Hosted by David Wilcox.


Hyper-Real Digital Fashion at The Fabricant, with Kerry Murphy and Amber Jae Slooten

In this week's episode, we speak to two Co-Founders from The Fabricant. Based out of Amsterdam (in the Netherlands if you didn't know) and positioning themselves as The World's First Digital Fashion House, they provide great insight to the world of digital fashion design and product development. We chat about their experiences in the first year of operation and consider what may lie ahead if only the players in this field were more open and collaborative. Hosted by David Wilcox.


Will Design Survive Digital with Anne Prahl, PhD

In this episode, we discuss the impact of 3D technology on design, how replacing mundane tasks changes the understanding of a design, as well as what we can expect when consumers lead the design process. Hosted by David Wilcox


Upskill and Reshore - The New Factory with Jen Guarino, VP at Shinola

Jennifer Guarino is the VP Manufacturing at Shinola, as well as a few other roles, and has been advocating the reshoring of production for a long time. She joined us to discuss both reshoring and upskilling of the workforce to create an inclusive, enjoyable work environment for everyone, highlighting the great atmosphere at their open-plan office within the factory in Detroit. Hosted by David Wilcox.


Wearable Tech or Techable Wears - with Muchaneta Kapfunde of

Founder of the wearables specialist website - Muchaneta Kapfunde - shares the latest insights from the wearables market and we chat about the future of communication in general, whilst always keeping one ear on how that affects the fashion industry. Hosted by David Wilcox


Conserve and Prosper - Tentree's unique story with Arthur Kononuk

The Creative Director at Tentree, Arthur Kononuk, gives us the lowdown on their unique set-up as an environmentally focused apparel brand. We delve into the opportunities for technology to aid their progress in the future and the rewards of working towards positive and meaningful change within society. Hosted by David Wilcox.